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Receiving Credit From An Outside Institution

This information is intended to assist you in receiving chemistry course credit for courses taken outside of UCSD.

The courses listed below have been pre-approved for equivalency with UCSD chemistry or biochemistry coursework.

If you see your coursework listed below, you will need to send the chemistry department a VAC message letting us know which coursework you took and the UCSD equivelency in order for us to attach your credit.* 

*Note that you may be able to receive credit automatically if you took a course at another UC. See details here.


If you do NOT see your institution or coursework listed below, you will need to submit a course substitution petition or pre-approval petition to the Chemistry and Biochemistry department. Approval is not guaranteed.

If you will be taking coursework as part of a Study Abroad program, please refer to the Study Abroad as a Chemistry Major page for additional guidelines on how to apply coursework to your chemistry major.

If you are a visiting (non-UCSD) student:

Please consult your home campus department to ensure accepted transfer courses and verify policies and procedures for transfer credit.

Requirements to Note

48 Upper-Division Major Requirement

All majors in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department are required to complete a minimum of 48 upper-division units within the major at UCSD. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they meet this residency requirement, especially those who plan to take major upper-division coursework at another institution (e.g. via Study Abroad or another university).

Department Residency

All Chemistry/Biochemistry majors are required to complete at least six (6) upper-division courses within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that they meet this residency requirement, especially those who plan to take major upper-division coursework at another institution (e.g. via Study Abroad or another university).

For all other Major Requirements see the link below

Policies and Deadlines

See the categories below for previously approved courses at institutions outside of UCSD. Please note this list is constantly being updated.

University of California (UC) Schools

 Please see below for a list of pre-approved University of California (UC) courses.

  • UC classes taken Fall 2018 and later: Once your UC transfer course has posted to your Academic History, you should receive the UCSD credit automatically. If you do not, send a message via the VAC to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry requesting to have UCSD course credit attached to your transfer course. Ex. CHEM 1A (UC Irvine) = CHEM 6A UCSD 
  • UC classes taken prior to Fall 2018: You will not receive UCSD chemistry credit automatically. Send a message via the VAC to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry requesting to have UCSD course credit attached to your transfer course.

If you are a UCSD student planning to take a course at another UC:

  • Find an approved course below.
  • Take the course for a letter grade. You must receive a passing grade* in order to have the class count toward any major requirement within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. You may not take these classe P/NP. If your major is outside of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, please contact your major department for grade requirements.
  • Submit transcript as soon as possible to UCSD Admissions and wait for course to post to your academic history. This may take up to 8 weeks to process

 

UC School

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

UC Berkeley

CHEM 1A = 6A  

CHEM X36A (Extension) = 40A  

CHEM 3AL= 43A  

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UC Davis

CHEM 2A or 2AH = 6A 

CHEM 2B or 2BH = 6B  

CHEM 2C or 2CH = 6C  

CHEM 2A + 2B + 2C = 7L  

CHEM 2A+2B + 2C = 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 2AH + 2BH+ 2CH = 6ABC+ 7L  

CHEM 118A= 40A 

CHEM 118B = CHEM 40B  

CHEM 118C = CHEM 40C  

CHEM 118A+118B +118C = CHEM 40ABC + 43A 

CHEM 128A= 40A 

CHEM 128B= 40B 

CHEM 128C= 40C  

CHEM 128A + 128B + 128C= CHEM 40ABC

CHEM 129A + 129B= CHEM 43A  

CHEM 110A = CHEM 130

CHE 130A = CHEM 118

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UC Irvine

CHEM 1A= 6A  

CHEM 1B= 6B  

CHEM 1C= 6C  

CHEM 1LC+ 1LD= 7L  

CHEM 1A+1B+1C+1LC+1LD= 6ABC+ 7L

CHEM 51A = CHEM 40A  

CHEM 51A= 40A  

CHEM 51B= 40B  

CHEM 51C= 40C  

CHEM 51LB + 51LC= 43A  

CHEM 51A, 51B, 51C+51LB+51LC= 40ABC + 43A

CHEM 107 + 127 = CHEM 120A + 120B

CHEM 132A = CHEM 130

CHEM 132B = CHEM 131

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UC Los Angeles

CHEM 20A= 6A  

CHEM 20B= 6B   

CHEM 30A= 40A  

CHEM 30B= 40B  

CHEM 14C = CHEM 40C  

CHEM 153L = CHEM 108

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UC Merced

 

Please note that for students who have taken Chem 2H, 10H, 8H and 100H and have not received automatic credit need to contact us directly through the VAC. Starting WI20 students will automatically receive credit for these courses.

CHEM 2= 6A  

CHEM 2H = CHEM 6A

CHEM 001 = CHEM 11

CHEM 002 = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 2+10 = 6ABC +7L  

CHEM 2H + 10H = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 8+ 100+ 100L= 40ABC + 43A

CHEM 8H + CHEM 100 = CHEM 40ABC

CHEM 8H + 100H + 100LH = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

CHEM 02H + 10H = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 8 + 100 = CHEM 43A

CHEM 8H + 100H = CHEM 40ABC

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UC Riverside

CHEM 1A= 6A  

CHEM 1A + 1LA = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 1B= 6B  

CHEM 1C= 6C  

CHEM 1LA + 1LB + 1LC= 7L  

CHEM 1A + 1B + 1C = CHEM 6ABC  

CHEM 1A +1B+ 1C+1LA +1LB + 1LC= 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 112A + 112B+112C = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

CHEM 12A = CHEM 40A  

CHEM 12B = CHEM 40B  

CHEM 12C = CHEM 40C  

CHEM 12ABC = CHEM 40ABC+43A  

CHEM 8A = CHEM 40A  

CHEM 8B = CHEM 40B  

CHEM 8C = CHEM 40C  

CHEM 8LA + 8LB = CHEM 43A

CHEM 8LA + 8LB + 8LC = CHEM 143B

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UC Santa Barbara

CHEM 1A= 6A  

CHEM 1B= 6B  

CHEM 1C= 6C  

CHEM 1AL+1BL +1CL= 7L  

CHEM 1A+1B+1C+1AL+1BL+1CL = 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 109A or 109AH = 40A  

CHEM 109B or 109BH = 40B  

CHEM 109C or 109CH = 40C   

CHEM 6AL = 43A  

CHEM 109AH + 109BH+ 109CH + 6AL+ 6BL = 40ABC + 43A  

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UC Santa Cruz

CHEM 1A= 6A  

CHEM 1B= 6B  

CHEM 1C= 6C  

CHEM 1N+1M= 7L  

CHEM 1A+1B+1C+1N+1M= 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 8A= 40A  

CHEM 8B= 40B  

CHEM 109= 40C  

CHEM 8A+8B+109 = 40ABC  

CHEM 8L + 8M= 43A

CHEM 108A+108B+108L+108M =CHEM 40AB + 43A 

CHEM 108A + 1-8L = CHEM 40A

CHEM 108L + 108M = CHEM 43A

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California State Universities (CSU)

Please see below for a list of pre-approved California State University (CSU) courses (A-Z)

 

CSU School

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo 

CHEM 111 = CHEM 4

CHEM 124 + 128 + 129 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 127 + 128 + 129 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 124 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 217+316+318+319 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

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CSU East Bay

CHEM 1101 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 1101 + 1102 +1103 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 3301 + 3302 = CHEM 40AB + 43A

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CSU Fullerton

CHEM 120A = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 120A+120B = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 211A = CHEM 40A 

CHEM 301A = CHEM 40A 

CHEM 211A+211B = CHEM 40ABC + 43A + 143B  

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CSU Fresno

CHEM 1B = CHEM 7L

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CSU Long Beach

CHEM 111A + 111B = CHEM 6ABC+7L

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CSU Los Angeles

CHEM 100 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 102 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 101 + 102 + 103 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 1100 = CHEM 4

CHEM 291A+291B+292A+292B+301 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

CHEM 2200 + 2201 + 3200 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

CHEM 2201 + 2211 = CHEM 43A

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CSU Monterey Bay

CHEM 110 + 111 + 110L + 111L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  2022

CSU POMONA

CHEM 121+121L+122+122L+123+123L = CHEM 6ABC+7L 2020

CSU Sacramento

CHEM 1A + 1B = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  2020

CSU STANISLAUS

CHEM 1200+1110 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 3010 +3020 = CHEM 40ABC

CHEM 3012 + 3022 = CHEM 43A

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CSU SAN BERNADINO

CHEM 215+216 = CHEM 6ABC+7L 2020

San Diego State University

CHEM 100 = CHEM 4 

CHEM 200 or 202 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 201 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 201 = CHEM 6C

CHEM 200 + 201 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 202 + 201 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 100+200+201 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 232 + 432 + 232L + 432L = CHEM 40ABC

CHEM 232 = CHEM 40A 

CHEM 232 + 232L = CHEM 40A + 43A

CHEM 232 + 432 = CHEM 40ABC

CHEM 510A = CHEM 130

CHEM 251 = CHEM 100A

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San Francisco State University

CHEM 115 +215 + 216 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 115 + 215 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 216 = CHEM 7L

CHEM 233+234+335 = CHEM 40ABC

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San Jose State University

CHEM 1A = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 1A + 1B = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 112A+112B+113A = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

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Other California Universities

Please see below for a list of pre-approved other California University courses (non CSU and UC) (A-Z)

 

 

California University

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

CHEM 251 = CHEM 40A

2020

MARYMOUNT CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY

SCI 220 = CHEM 6A

SCI 220+221 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

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2020

MILLS COLLEGE

CHEM 105 + 106 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A 

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POINT LOMA NAZARENE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 152 = CHEM 6A 

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SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY

CHEM 11 + 12 +13 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY

CHEM 31A = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 31B = CHEM 6B

CHEM 1 = CHEM 40A

CHEM 2 = CHEM 40B

CHEM 3 = CHEM  40C

CHEM 1+2+3 = CHEM 40ABC

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC

CHEM 25 + 27 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

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UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

CHEM 151 + 151L = CHEM 6ABC 

CHEM 151+151L+152+152L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 301L + 302L = CHEM 43A 

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UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

CHEM 111 + 112 + 113 + 114 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 23+231+232 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A 

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California Community Colleges

  • Please check assist.org to see the pre-approved course equivalencies for your coursework
  • If you took your coursework at 2 different community colleges in two different districts, you will need to submit a course substitution petition in order for our department to review your coursework for UCSD equivalency
  • If you took chemistry coursework at two different colleges within the same district and if both colleges use the same course numbering, it is likely that you will NOT need to petition. However, you will need to send us a  VAC message so that your record can be updated. 

Out of State Community Colleges

Please see below for a list of pre-approved out of state community college courses (A-Z)

 

Out of State Community College (CC)

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

AUSTIN CC

CHEM 1111+1112+1311+1312 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2023 

ANNE ARUNDEL CC

CHEM 111 & 112 = CHEM 6ABC

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BELLEVUE CC

CHEM 121 = CHEM 4

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 261 + 262 = CHEM 40A + B

CHEM 261+262+263 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

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BUNKER HILL CC

CHEM 201+202 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

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CENTRAL NEW MEXICO CC

CHEM 1892 =CHEM 7L

CHEM 1710+1792+1810+1892 = CHEM 6ABC+7L 

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COASTAL CAROLINA CC

CHEM 151+152 =CHEM 6ABC + 7L

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COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA

CHEM 121 = CHEM 6A

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EDMONDS CC

CHEM 121 = CHEM 4

CHEM 141 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 142 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 163 = CHEM 6C

CHEM 161+162 = CHEM 6A+B

CHEM 141+142+143+151+152+153 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 141 + 151+162+163=CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 241 +242 + 243 + 251 + 252 + 253 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A + 143B 

CHEM 261+262+263=CHEM 40ABC+43A

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EL PASO CC CHEM 1411 = CHEM 6A   2020
EVERETT CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 161 + 162 = CHEM 6A + 6B 

CHEM 161 + 162 + 163 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 140+161+162 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 261 = CHEM 40A +43A

CHEM 262 = CHEM 40B

CHEM 263 = CHEM 40C

CHEM 261+262+263 = CHEM 40ABC +43A

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GREEN RIVER CC

CHEM 140 = CHEM 4

CHEM 121 = CHEM 11

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 161+162 = CHEM 6A+B

CHEM 161 + 162 + 163 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 140+150+163 = CHEM 7L

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HAROLD WASHINGTON COLLEGE

CHEM 201+201 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

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HIGHLINE CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 110 = CHEM 11

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202

HOUSTON CC CHEM 1411 = CHEM 6A   2024
MITCHELL CC GEN CHEM 1+2 = CHEM 6ABC 2020
MORAINE VALLEY CC CHEM 131 = CHEM 6A 2020
NORTHERN VIRGINIA CC

CHEM 111= CHEM 6A  

CHEM 241+245 = CHEM 40A+43A

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NORTH SEATTLE COLLEGE

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

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PIERCE COLLEGE

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2021

PORTLAND CC CHEM 221 = CHEM 6A   2021
SAINT LOUIS CC CHEM 105+106 = CHEM 6ABC+7L 2021
SANTA FE COLLEGE

CHEM 2045+2045L+2046+2046L = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 139 = CHEM 11

2020

2020

SCOTT CC

CHEM 165 = CHEM 6A

2020

SEATTLE CENTRAL CC

CHEM 161 + 162 + 163 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

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SHORELINE CC

CHEM 171 + 172 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 171 = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 172 + 182 = CHEM 6A+B

CHEM 171 + 172 +  173 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 181+182+183 = CHEM 7L

CHEM 241+242+243 = CHEM 40ABC

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SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE

CHEM 121 = CHEM 4 OR 11

2020

SOUTH PUGET SOUND CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 161+162+163W/ LAB = CHEM 6ABC+7L

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SPOKANE FALLS CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A+7L

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6B

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SUFFOLK COUNTY CC CHEM 134 = CHEM 6B 
TACOMA CC

CHEM 161 = CHEM 6A  

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 161+162+163 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 261+262+263 = CHEM 40ABC+43A

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TIDEWATER CC CHEM 111 + 112 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L   2020
VALENCIA COLLEGE CHEM 1025C +1045C+1046C = CHEM 6ABC+7L 2020

 

Out of State Universities

Please see below for a list of pre-approved out of state university courses (A-Z)

 

Out of State University

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 101 = CHEM 4

CHEM 113+116 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 233 + 237 = CHEM 40A

CHEM 241A+241B+243A+243B = CHEM 40ABC+43A

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BARD'S COLLEGE AT SIMON'S ROCK

CHEM 100 = CHEM 6A +7L

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BOSTON COLLEGE

CHEM 1109 + 1110 + 1111 + 1112 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 2231 + 2232 + 2233 + 2234 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A  

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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

CH 101S + 102S = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CH 101 + 102 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CH 203+204 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

2020

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BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY

CHEM 111 + 111L = CHEM 6ABC  

CHEM 111+112 CHEM 6ABC

2020

2020

COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY

CHEM 121 + 123 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 2024
COLORADO CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY CHEM 121+131 = CHEM 6A 2024
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

CH 1010 + 1011 + 1020 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CH 2230 = CHEM 4A

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EARLHAM COLLEGE

CHEM 221 + 321 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

2020

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVRSITY

CHEM 121 + 122 + 123 + 124 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L  

CHEM 212B+371 = CHEM 40A+B

2020

2020

FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 120+122+120L+122L = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2020

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1111+1112 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2020

HAWAII PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

CHEM 2050 + 2052 +2052 +2053 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2020

ILLINOIS WESELYAN UNIVERSITY

CHEM 201+202 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2020

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1201 + 1202 = CHEM 6ABC 

2022
LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

CHEM 101+111+102+112 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

2021
NEW MEXICO MILITARY INSTITUTE

CHEM 1214+1210L+1224+1220L = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2020
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1214 + 1215 = CHEM 6A +B 

CHEM 1211 + 1212 + 1214 + 1215 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

CHEM 2311 = CHEM 40A 

CHEM 2311 + 2312 + 2313 + 2314 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A 

CHEM 2313 + 2314 = CHEM 40 A,B,C+ 43A 

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NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY

CHEM 151+151L+152+152L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2024

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 231+232+233 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 331+332+333 - CHEM 40ABC

2022

2022

OREGON INSITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

CHEM 221 + 222 + 223 = CHEM 6ABC +7L 

2023
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 110+112 = CHEM 6ABC

2022
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 221+222 = CHEM 6A+B

CHEM 221+222+227 = CHEM 6ABC

2020

2020

PURDUE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 11500+11600 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2022

SAM HOUSTON STATE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1411 + 1412 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2025 

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 1500 + 1510+1520+1501+1511+1521 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2022
SUNY STORY BROOK

CHEM 129+132 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 331+332 = CHEM 40ABC

2021

2021

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

CHEM 106+107+116+117 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2023
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

CHEM 241A + 241B + 243A+243B = CHEM 40ABC+43A

CHEM 151+142 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 151 = CHEM 6A

2021

2021

2021

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS-FORT SMITH

CHEM 1401 + 1403 + 1411 + 1413 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

2024
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

CHEM 2047 + 2047L = CHEM 6A+6B

2020
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND

CHEM 110 + 111 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2020
UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

CHEM 121+122+123L+124L = CHEM 6ABC +7L

CHEM 121+122 = CHEM 6ABC

CHEM 123L+124L = CHEM 7L

CHEM 301 = CHEM 40A

CHEM 303L = CHEM 43A

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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO

CHEM 121A + 121L = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 121A+121L+122A+122L=CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 201+202 = CHEM 7L

2021

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2020

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

CHEM 2370 + 2380 = CHEM 40ABC

2024

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

CHEM 221 + 222 + 223 + 227 + 228 + 229 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

CHEM 331 + 335 + 336 + 337 + 338 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

2022

2022

UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND

CHEM 207+277+208+288 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2022
UNIVERSITY OF SIOUX FALLS

CHEM 111+112 = CHEM 6ABC

2021

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

CHEM 301 + 302 = CHEM 6ABC

2024

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS EL PASO

CHEM 1105 +1106+1305+1306 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

2022
UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT

CHEM 141 + 142 = CHEM 40ABC + 43A

 2024 

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON - SEATTLE

CHEM 142 = CHEM 6A

CHEM 152 = CHEM 6B

CHEM 162 = CHEM 6C

CHEM 142+152+162 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 237 = CHEM 40A

CHEM 238 = CHEM 40B

CHEM 241 = CHEM 43A

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2023

USMA/WEST POINT

CHEM 101 + 102 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L 

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY AT ST. LOUIS

CHEM 151 = CHEM 7L

CHEM 111A + 112A + 151 + 152 = CHEM 6ABC + 7L

2024

2024

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

CHEM 139 = CHEM 6A  

XAVIER UNIVERSITY LOUISIANA

CHEM 1110 = CHEM 6A 

CHEM 1120 = CHEM 6B + C 

CHEM 1121L = CHEM 7L 

CHEM 1110+1111L+1021L+1120 = CHEM 6ABC +7L

2024

 

Out of Country Universities

Please see below for a list of pre-approved out of country courses, both for International students and Study Abroad.

For Study Abroad Courses

  • If the course you wish to take meets the minimum criteria listed in the Applying Coursework Taken Abroad Toward the Major section of the Study Abroad page and is listed below, please send the Chemistry and Biochemistry department a message via the VAC after the course has posted to your UCSD academic history. We will then apply the stated UCSD equivalent credit to your record.
  • If you wish to receive credit for conducting lab research abroad, see instructions here. 

Out of Country University

Pre-Approved Courses

Expiry Date (end of calendar year)

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY - CAIRO

CHEM 1005+1006+1015+1016 = CHEM 6ABC+7L

CHEM 2016L+2006 = CHEM 100A

CHEM 2003+3006+3010L+3016L = CHEM 40ABC+43A

2024

2024

2024

COLLEGE IN KOREA (CNU)

CHEM 14544 + 14545 = CHEM 40 ABC 

CHEM 27046 = CHEM 43A 

2022

2022

IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON

CE2-10-2 = CHEM 114A  

CE3-06 = CHEM 171 

ENGR 113Y = CHEM 130

2021

2021

 

KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

5BBM0212 = CHEM 118 

5BBB0223 = CHEM 114B  

2023

2023

KOREA UNIVERSITY CHEM 15110 + 15204 + 15340 + 15432 = CHEM 6ABC+ 7L  2022
LUND UNIVERSITY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY = CHEM 40A+B 2020
MAASTRICHT UNIVERSITY

BIOCHEMISTRY = CHEM 114A 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY = CHEM 140A 

2022

2021

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY 186S = CHEM 199  2021
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SINGAPORE

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (IEE2030) = CHEM 40A 

CM2121 = CHEM 40A

2021

2021

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

CHE203A = CHEM 120A 

CHE203B = CHEM 120B 

BIO161 = CHEM 114A 

CHE104 = CHEM 135 

CHE206A = CHEM 168 

CHE113 = CHEM 120A 

CHE2304 = CHEM 126  

2023

2023

2024

2024

2023

2023

2023

UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID

QUIMICA INORGANICA 1 = CHEM 120A 

QUIMICA FISICA 1 = CHEM 126A 

2024

2024

UNIVERSIDAD INTERAMERICANA DE PUERTO RICO

CHEM 1111 + 2212 = CHEM 6ABC  

CHEM 2221 = CHEM 40A

2022

2022

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN IRELAND

CHEM 10120 = CHEM 6C 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 + 2 = CHEM 40AB + 43A 

2022

2023

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

CHEM2304 = CHEM 126 

CHEM 2601 = CHEM 114A 

2023

2021

UNIVERSITY OF BAGUIO (PHILIPPINES) CHEM 2 = CHEM 43A 2024
UNIVERSITY OF BORDEAUX CHIMIE-BIOCHIMIE = CHEM 140A   2020
UNIVERSITY OF EDINURGH

CHEM 11043 + BILG09095 = CHEM 108

CHEM 10024 = CHEM 152 

CHEM 10048 = CHEM 171 

CHEM 10052 = CHEM 114A  

CHEM 1A = CHEM 40A + 7L

2025

2024

2024

2024

2023

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

CHEM 30432 = CHEM 157 

CHEM 30212 = CHEM 141 

CHEM 20312 = CHEM 120A 

BIOL 21132 = CHEM 114B

2023

2023

2023

2023

UNIVERSITY OF ORTAGO

CHEM 301 = CHEM 126A

2020

YONSEI UNIVERSITY

ORGANIMETALLIC CHEM + PHARMACOLOGY LAB ON ORGANIC CHEM + INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS = CHEM 120A + 118 

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 1 (OR CHEM 111S) = CHEM 40A 

BTE2200 = CHEM 40A

GENERAL CHEMISTRY = CHEM 6A 

BIOC 101B = CHEM 114B 

2022

2024

2020

2023

2021

UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN

ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (NKEK11002U) = CHEM 173

THE CHEMISTRY OF METAL IONS IN BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS (NKEK14015U) = CHEM 125

2025